Petition 80363

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General Directives (80363-GM-¶821)

Amend ¶ No. 821    
The following general directives shall be observed in the promotion and administration of World Service Specials, the Advance, and One Great Hour of Sharing:
1. In the appeal and promotion of World Service Specials, Advance Specials and One Great Hour of Sharing offerings, there shall be no goals or quotas except as they may be set by the annual conferences for themselves.
2. The treasurer of the General Council on Finance and Administration shall be treasurer of World Service Specials, the Advance, and One Great Hour of Sharing.
3. Promotional expenses for World Service Specials and Advance Specials shall be borne by the respective participating agencies in proportion to the amount received by each in World Service Specials and Advance Special s .  The causes of World Service Specials and the Advance Specials shall be coordinated with other financial appeals and shall be promoted by the General Commission on Communication.
4. The appeals for World Service Specials and Advance Specials shall be channeled through bishops, district superintendents, and pastors. Details of the procedure shall be determined by the General Commission on Communication in consultation with the  designated unit of the General Board of Global Ministries and the Advance Committee  representatives of the recipient agencies or entities.
5. In each annual conference the conference board of global ministries (if any; see ¶ 632), in cooperation with the General Board of Global Ministries, shall promote Advance Specials and One Great Hour of Sharing offerings through conference and district secretaries of global ministries, conference and district mission events, and other effective means as it may determine.
6. In each annual conference the conference commission on communications (if any; see ¶ 645), or the conference director of communications and the conference director of connectional ministries, or equivalent, in cooperation with the General Commission on Communications, shall promote World Service Specials.
6 7. Should a clear emergency arise or an appropriate outreach opportunity emerge requiring urgent response between sessions of the General Conference, any feature of the structure and administration of World Service Specials or the Advance Specials may be altered on the approval of a majority of the Council of Bishops and of the General Council on Finance and Administration in consultation with the Connectional Table.  The executive committee of each of these bodies may act in such matter for the body itself, but only by a three-fourths vote.

Rationale

In conjunction with the proposed changes in ¶ 819, these changes make promotion and administration of World Service Specials and Advance Specials consistent.